Honesty and Integrity

An open Letter from Karl Lenss, M.ED., CEP

Managing Director & Director of College Counseling
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Our honest, transparent approach has helped hundreds of students from all walks of life effectively navigate the myriad choices that accompany choosing the right college and prepare for SAT/ACT exams. We’ve also helped many students uniquely position themselves to earn merit scholarships and financial aid to reduce the ever-increasing cost of a college education. To us, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing our students progress into their college years and adulthood with confidence and clarity!  

Rest assured that our students work incredibly hard to prepare themselves for college and find their best-fit college home the right way.  Academic Angle remains committed to teaching the process, not cheating it. With this message in mind, I encourage you to heed the following advice as you begin your college search:

  • The college search and application process should be a fun and exciting time. If anyone tells you they have “inside” information, can pull strings, provide shortcuts, or give you a special advantage in admissions, you are being misled.
  • There are many postsecondary options for every student, and no student should have to become something they are not to get accepted. The “best” school is the school that fits a student academically, socially, and financially.
  • The vast majority of admissions officers, school counselors and IEC’s are ethical, compassionate professionals who dedicate their careers to advising students and their families. Before hiring a counselor, ensure that you work with a fully vetted IEC who abides by the highest ethical standards as a member of AICEP, NACAC, IECA or HECA.

As a proud Certified Educational Planner and member of both IECA and NACAC, I promise that Academic Angle will continue to abide by the high ethical standard that we set when we opened our doors in 2014. We’ve never guaranteed admission, offered special favors or promised back-door admissions into college programs – and we never will.

Karl Lenss, M.Ed., CEP
Managing Director & Director of College Counseling, Academic Angle